you WILL post your favorite animal you WILL post a fun fact about it you WILL be happy
favorite animal: sacculinafun fact: they infect male crabs and turn them physically and psychologically female so male parasites can mate with them. then they care for the baby parasites like their own young.
>>4211763>You WILL post your favorite animal Wolf>You WILL post a fun fact about itTheir genitalia are shaped like a red rocket for the males, and a fortune cookie for the females.>You WILL be HappyI am happy
>>4211771i self insert as the male parasite desu
>>4211774The "red rocket" actually looks more like a freshly excised section of intestine with sports equipment lodged in it and the "fortune cookie" looks like a somewhat puffy slit with a little lip in wolves and like a horrifying fleshy water snake toy in highly derived dogs. Possibly linked to the same gene as floppy ears since it's mostly cartilage.
>>4211763The caracal's name comes from the Turkish Karakulak. Literally "black ear"
>>4211763Pangolin's tongues are so long that they are actually anchored to their pelivs.
>>4211763>you WILL post your favorite animalOlm.>you WILL post a fun fact about itThey spend decades doing absolutely nothing of value just like me.
>>4211868MASTER OF DISGUISE
They hang from their thumbs to pee
Arctic foxes were the only terrestrial mammal native to Iceland prior to the arrival of humans.
Snakes don’t smell with their nostrils, they smell with their tongues
Corvus Coraxthey smart n shit
Not gonna that guy and say cats, so I’ll go with my deeeepio main:>Despite reaching 1,300 pounds with jaws easily capable of tearing a human apart, they sometimes give humans free food just because they’re based
>>4211932>they smart n shitUnfortunately you are not
did you know?vultures are actually monogamous and both parents will look after the egg, which means theyre better at raising children than quite a large percentage of people are!
>>4211774>>4211927>>4211949All getting exterminated.
>>4211763Tardigrades have a protein in them that is really good at protecting their DNA from radioactive damage. An experiment done in-vitro showed that the same protein was able to bind and offer protection in human tissue.
>>4211763OTTIESThe fur of most otters is so thick that their skin never actually gets wet when the swimI am always happy when I'm thinking about otters
Tilikum is the most based captive animal ever, and him being an orca makes him even more basedDolphins are smarter but orcas aren't cringe rapists
>>4211814It was only recently that people figured out how to breed them in captivity.They're low maintenance and live a ridiculously long time for a beetle.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cnj3WevEOY
>>4211949They're beautiful. It's like they tried to evolve into a fighter jet.
>>4211814>>4212887cool, I wish i had some of those
Maned Wolveswhen they walk, they step forward with both legs on the same side of the body rather than opposite corners like most other quadrupeds, which is a perfectly awkward stride for a perfectly awkward dog
Timber wolves.They can live in temperatures as low as -40. They're also natural competitors to coyotes and will kill them to secure their territory.>Awn, hes smiling!!!
>>4212931Built to receive affection from whites
>>4211914What the fuck did they eat? Foxes prey mostly on other mammals. It's not like there are chicken farms for them to raid.
>>4213021They don't prey solely on other mammals and there are plenty of other options such as waterfowl, seabirds, fish, insects, berries and seaweed.
Tamanduas can catch up to 9000 insects a day with their up to 16 inch tongues :)
Gorillas like to make nests when they sleep and, if possible, will make them in trees.
>>4212906Are they canines? I thought they were a relative of hyenas.
Some species of squids can jump from the water like flying fish
>>4211763>you WILL post your favorite animalAlligator>you WILL post a fun fact about itThey're the only reptiles that use tools (They place twigs on their heads and wait for birds to come down and take them)
>>4213607They're canines, just very special boys
centipedes. some species are actually good parental figure to their youth and they can live for a while
they sneeze a lot due to constantly taking salt water up the nose when hunting underwater.
>>4212350>>4213017>imagine loving serial rapistsI hope you get raped to death by Tyreese for the ultimate otter experience you stupid faggots.
>>4213717Are you a woman? Imagine getting this triggered by a little aquatic mammal. lol!
>>4213730>loves rapists>everyone I don't like is a woman>>>/r9k/
>>4213738Somebody's doing the raping!
>>4213741Seriously, seek mental help.
>>4213717>>4213738Can I get raped to death by dolphins instead?
>>4213801Is it really rape if you enjoy it though?
Fun Fact: They are the most based Animal.
>>4211927Fun fact: Cats have the same organ in the roof of their mouth.
>>4214071What if I pretend to not enjoy it?
>>4211763The kit fox is more closely related to the arctic fox than the red fox, and could most likely make fertile offspring.
>>4211763the octopus has a neural cluster equivalent to a mini brain at the base of each tentacle, making for a total of 9 brains.
>>4214118Idk sounds like you're still enjoying it and letting it happen
Cheetahs are the felines genetically closer to the domestic cat
>>4214788Cheetahs look autistic
>>4214828So you should get along fine with them!
>>4211763Though their overall intelligence is on par with lower level primates (i.e. baboons) spotted hyenas beat chimps when solving simple cooperative puzzles. Moreover, even hyenas that are apparently too dumb to solve something by themselves can teach other hyenas how to do it if they observe another hyena solve it.
>>4214788>blunt claws>roar replaced with a chirp>bite strength comparable to some of the stronger dog breedsIt's like they WANT to become pets...
>>4214788Phenomenal taste, agreed
>>4215491They do want to be pets, we just haven't put the effort into domesticating them yet
>>4211763Rats show emotions on their faces.
>>4214788Good thing they evolved to be intelligent pack animals and not mindless solitary super-predators like domestic cats.
tree shrewi'll give you many fun facts:1. tree shrews like to eat spicy food2. tree shrews poop in pitcher plants like a toilet.3. they have a close appearance and relation to the first primates.4. they have the largest brain to body mass ratio of all mammals.5. they make funny reaction faces.
>>4216040cool thx for the shrew facts
>>4215491Think of the constant sandpapering you would receive...
Fav: spider monkeyThese guys only have four fingers because a thumb could snag on branches when jumping around, and their tail has a harder gripping pad on the end to function almost as a 5th limb to swing from
>>4212343BASED BASED BASED
>>4216040Thanks anon, very cool
>>4216223>the otter goes BRRRRRRRRRTTTTTT
Wolf spidersThey use their 2 sets of lateral eyes to constantly track distance traveled and directions while moving while using their median eyes as a compass by measuring the angle of polarized light. They can leave their burrows to wander or chase prey and quickly calculate a direct path back to the burrow using a working memory.
>>4215502Absolutely based, rat king
They eat ants and they pea standing up.
>>4216271Very based, I went to sleep away camp as a kid and very regularly saw wolf spiders as big as my hand
>>4216266>rapes your dead corpse after drowning younothing personal, kid ;)
>>4212343So with gene splicing we could make humans immune to radiation poisoning?>>4213586That is a fun fact I didn't know. We ought to try and teach them basic carpetry and see what they're capable of
>>4211763Tayras are the closest relatives to wolverines and they're called "old man's head" in some countries because of the light color of the fur of their heads.
>>4211763Do bugs count? Because moths are probably my favouriteFun fact: they can't eat. They make babies and starve to death
my favorite animal is birdsfun fact no bird have teeth.
>>4211763The "fat season" for wolverines is the winter. Their excellent sense of smell leads them to many dead creatures buried in the snow and failing that, they will leap onto and eventually overpower winter-weakened creatures, occasionally even moose.
some monitor lizards can count to 6 and can work in teams to steal eggs from crocodiles
White-cheeked gibbons can swing through the trees at a top speed of 35mph
>>4216295Did you really enter this thread and are trying to make people hate animals they likeFuck you
>>4211770That seems to be a pretty big misunderstanding of these things. Male sacculina are minuscule and don't mate with the crab but get lodged inside the female where they (for some species) can degenerate to nothing more than sperm producing cells. The feminization of the crab makes it so they take of the female sacculina, wich resembles an egg sac. They don't take care of the baby parasites, which are simply ejected into the water, afair.
>>4216295As opposed to an alive corpse?
Elephants have lots of ways to communicate, like touching and trumpeting. In addition, they can produce infrasound with their large larynx and communicate with these sounds for miles. Even longer ranges of communication (up to 35 km) can be achieved by seismic means, i.e. stomping on the ground, and recieving these signals through their front legs. I once read that the infrasound communication was discovered by an organ player, who felt something reminiscent of the low organ notes through the ground.
My boy here can sense the earth's magnetic fields and uses them to navigate.
>>4216040My ancestor :)
The king penguinWhen explorers first saw chicks among the colonies they looked so different from the adults that they thought they were a different species, and called them woolly penguins
>>4211763Occasionally engages in tool use, using stones to compact the sand in which it builds its nests.
>>4213668>huntingthey're herbivores, anon
>>4217335I would explain it to you, but you clearly wouldn't understand.Don't go in the ocean tomorrow, you are innocent.
With their dense multi-layered fur, Pallas cats are extremely well adapted to mountainous habitats, allowing them to live at elevations of up to 16,000 feet
>>4216299I imagine it would offer some resistance but not straight immunity. Tardigrade cells aren't in constant activity towards the goal of splitting, human cells probably still get mostly fucked by radiation during the splitting phase even if you put some protein shield on them.
>>4213717Don't try and erase their culture chud
>>4216409moths can't eat? how do they get any nourishment?
they do lots of non reproductive sex, specially oral, and not always heterosexual sex. horny lads
>>4218784I fucking hate mammals
Seals of all kinds but particularly Baikal seals, the only freshwater seal.
>>4212906They have very nice barkhttps://youtu.be/oBSGEl-yB7A?t=59
>>4215491>>bite strength comparable to some of the stronger dog breedsI mean that's enough to be a problem. Do you want a large catpitbull?
Peregrine FalconFastest animal currently in existence, once clocked at 242mph (389kph). Good thread OP I am indeed happy
Though not found in their natural enviroent, rhinos love to eat pinecones as a snack!
>CatsFor females mating is the most painful thing ever because males have spiked dicks.
Barred owls can live over 30 yrs
>>4211763>you WILL post your favorite animal Dorcas Gazelle>you WILL post a fun fact about it They can go their entire lives without water and survive entirely off of moisture from vegetation.>you WILL be happythanks fren
Hitmen that can take down deer, with a high charisma stat
Bobtail squidUses bioluminescent bacteria to hide from prey below it, also cute af
They has a musky smell mixed with a pear smell!
>>4215502They also laugh when tickled. I think rats are cool but I'd hate to have one as a pet. Too much personality in too short a lifespan.
Im upset my state requires a permit that they no longer provide to private individuals for keeping despite knowing tons of motherfuckers who have illegally kept wildcaught onesIf fish and wildlife wasnt ready to throw you under the jail over them Id probably be doing it myselfbut I can keep any non native crocodillian without any sort of permit so Ill probably end up getting a dwarf caiman eventually
>>4211763>favorite animalMimic Octopus>fun fact about itAs you may have guessed from its name, it can mimic other animals. It changes its colors and takes different shapes depending on the situation to escape or bluff predators, like hiding all its tentacles except 2 to look like those black and white poisonous sea snakes, or floating and spreading its tentacles in random positions to look like a lionfish.>you will be happyI will be happy.